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Gillingham vs Wigan Big Game Preview

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Wigan make the long mid-week trip to Gillingham, looking to make it five wins in a row and extend their lead at the top. Latics continued their fine home form, with a comfortable 3-0 win over Southend United on Saturday.

It's important we can keep that level of consistency in our performances away from home too. If we can come through two tough looking away games at Gillingham and Blackpool unbeaten, I think Paul Cook will be more than satisfied with the start his side have made to the season.

Up the 'tics.

Gillingham FC Team News:

Tom Eaves could return to the Gillingham starting line-up after completing his suspension. However, Alex Lacey, Ben Nugent and Luke O'Neill remain sidelined for the home side.

Player to watch: Tom Eaves

Has four league goals already this season, and will be looking to return to form following his suspension.

Wigan Athletic Team News:

Lee Evans serves his 2nd match of a three game suspension, so Sam Morsy and Max Power are likely to continue in midfield.

Player to watch: Gavin Massey

His performances have generally been better away from home, the winger scored two goals in our 0-3 win away at Charlton last month.

Last 6 meetings

Wigan 3-2 Gillingham
Gillingham 2-0 Wigan
Gillingham 2-1 Wigan
Wigan 2-0 Gillingham
Gillingham 0-3 Wigan
Wigan 1-0 Gillingham

Ref Watch:

Brett Huxtable

Match Prediction:

0-2. We are playing with confidence and quality at the moment, I expect us to win this game pretty comfortably. Goals from Grigg and Massey.

Next Fixtures:

Blackpool vs Wigan
Wigan vs Blackburn
Rochdale vs Wigan

Writer:Dan Rodenby
Date:Tuesday October 17 2017
Time: 1:19AM

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